Media Academy Program Director Publishes New Book on Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

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Sep 12, 2014
by Tanya Yilmaz
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Media Academy Program Director Publishes New Book on Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

Salzburg Academy program director adds to his collection of books on media literacy Mihailidis speaking at this year's Academy

Paul Mihailidis, the program director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change has published a new book looking at the role of media literacy in participatory civics in digital culture.

Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen: Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture is Mihailidis’ third book which examines the role of media and news literacy – something which is formed upon the work by students at the Salzburg Academy. 

Mihailidis is assistant professor in the school of communications at Emerson College, Boston M.A. as well as the associate director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson.

The specific challenges which he addresses in this edition is how media literacy can enable core competencies for value-driven, diverse and robust digital media use and whether this could allow a more civic-minded participatory culture.

Mihailidis previously published News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom back in 2012 which explores how the rise of digital age has changed the news and the entire media landscape, as well as how we can help empower civic voices through the classroom.

Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen: Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture is available online in hardcopy and paperback from Amazon.